i-Free to Co-host AINL’2013: Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Conference

St. Petersburg, Russia, 19th March 2013. i-Free is set to co-host Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language (AINL) a desktop and applied conference devoted to computerized language processing. The conference will take place in St. Petersburg on May 17th and 18th 2013.

A company with a long-standing commitment to innovation i-Free is today one of Russia’s trailblazing developers of mobile innovative products. i-Free is the creator of the mobile apps ‘Everfriends’ and ‘Assistant in Russian’ which both use the artificial intelligence platform that won the Grand Prix at the high-profile international competition Turing-100.  

Taking its applied artificial intelligence development further i-Free sponsored Russia’s Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language (AINL) conference in St. Petersburg last year. AINL’2012 was attended by over 200 professionals representing the business community, developers of commercial products built on voice/language recognition technology, researchers and experts in applied artificial intelligence, and graduate/postgraduate students from some of Russia’s best universities.

This year i-Free will go a step further not only sponsoring but co-hosting Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language (AINL’2013) in partnership with NLPseminar and Game Changers.   

“Artificial intelligence is critical to the products we develop,” said Kirill Petrov, Managing Director of i-Free Innovations, commenting on i-Free’s role in organizing AINL this year. “Our app ‘Assistant in Russian’ quickly and accurately recognizes verbal queries in Russian and gives the right answers. Our ‘is good for the industry leading to new, amazing products which millions of people in all parts of the world Everfriends’ family of mobile apps is also closely linked to artificial intelligence. We have a vested interest in fostering communication, exchanging ideas, and business networking between AI professionals. This will want to have.”  

AINL will consist of three sections this year – verbal reports, posters and demos. The conference will focus on Voice Technology, Voice Recognition and Synthesis, Ontology and Linked Data, Text Mining – Data Extraction from Structured and Textual Sources, Linguistic Technology and Dialogue Agents.

As the conference program approaches its final shape the Organizing Committee asks speakers and participants in the Poster and Demo Sections to sign up before 2nd April.

In the AINL’2013 Poster Section graduate/postgraduate students, research teams and artificial intelligence developers are welcome to showcase their desktop or applied projects which are a work-in-progress.  

The Demo Section is reserved for developers whose AI applications have already found practical use. 

To sign up as a speaker or participant of the Poster or Demo Sections please complete your Application Form on the official AINL website: http://ainlconf.ru


i-Free is a Russian innovation company operating in the CIS since 2001 and internationally since 2006. i-Free is a specialist developer and implementer of cutting-edge projects in mobile and NFC technology, electronic finance, digital content distribution, electronic payments and micropayments, applications for smartphones and new network devices, digital products for the B2C market, and B2B projects in mobile marketing.

Outside Russia, i-Free operates successfully and has offices in Kyiv (Ukraine), Minsk (Belarus), Almaty (Kazakhstan), Mumbai (India), Beijing (China) and Sao-Paulo (Brazil). i-Free products and services are available in more than 100 countries. i-Free cleared US $200 million in gross earnings in 2011.

Headquartered in St. Petersburg, i-Free also has an office in Moscow. The company currently employs more than 750 staff.

i-Free is in partnership with the leading mobile operators in Russia and the CIS, with international mobile equipment vendors, banks, transnational brands, major media groups, publishers and online resources.   

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